DO you ever get the feeling the Tories are often forgetting what they said in the past?

That certainly seems to be the case for Ruth Davidson as an embarrassing video has revealed her thoughts on indyref2.

In a BBC Scotland clip rom the broadcaster’s 2011 election night coverage, the Tory leader says "you don't get a referendum for free, you have to earn it".

"So if the Greens and the SNP and the SSP, or any of the other parties who have declared an interest in independence, get it over the line and can make a coalition, make a majority, get the votes in the Parliament, then they'll vote through a referendum," she adds. “That’s what democracy is all about.”

Compare that to Davidson's statement last night that the the SNP would need to win an “outright majority” in the next Holyrood election for indyref2 during a leadership election campaign for Sajid Javid.

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The SNP do not have have an overall majority in the Scottish Parliament – but with the Greens included proindependence parties could pass legislation for a new vote.

Just another classic Tory U-turn.